My middle daughter has a bug jar she made at a rec. center class, and the oldest wondered when she would get her own bug jar (I’m not sure why, because she professes to hate bugs!). We tried an empty peanut butter jar, but we ended up breaking the lid and not having any luck painting it. I had an empty peanut jar with a metal lid, so we tried that instead. It worked!
1) Poke air holes in the lid. I used a hammer and nail. Use a permanent marker to color the lid black. If you want to do a ladybug, paint the lid red.
2) Place small strips of tape across the jar to form a guide for painting stripes. If you are making a ladybug, paint black circles on the lid.
3) Paint the stripes yellow and remove the tape.
4) Cut a pipe cleaner for the antenna. Hot glue the antenna and wiggly eyes.
Time for a bug hunt!